Boundary detection and enhancement strategy for power system bus bar stabilization-investigation under fault conditions for islanding operation

Aref Pouryekta, Vigna K. Ramachandaramurthy, Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban, Frede Blaabjerg, Josep M. Guerrero

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Distribution systems can form islands when faults occur. Each island represents a subsection with variable boundaries subject to the location of fault(s) in the system. A subsection with variable boundaries is referred to as an island in this paper. For operation in autonomous mode, it is imperative to detect the island configurations and stabilize these subsections. This paper presents a novel scheme for the detection of island boundaries and stabilizing the system during autonomous operation. In the first stage, a boundary detection method is proposed to detect the configuration of the island. In the second stage, a dynamic voltage sensitivity factor (DVSF) is proposed to assess the dynamic performance of the system. In the third stage, a wide area load shedding program is adopted based on DVSF to shed the load in weak bus-bars and stabilize the system. The proposed scheme is validated and tested on a generic 18-bus system using a combination of EMTDC/PSCAD and MATLAB software's.

Original languageEnglish
Article number889
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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